A Warren man plans to move up his retirement date after winning a $176,010 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn on May 9 – 02-09-13-33-36 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 31004 Van Dyke Avenue in Warren.
“I went back to the gas station where I bought the ticket and the clerk told me they sold a big winner and I needed to check my ticket,” said the player. “I had him scan it and he started going crazy because it was the first jackpot winner they’d ever sold.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a new car and then invest the remainder.
“Winning means I’ll actually be able to retire in a couple of years. I feel lighter, all of my financial worries are gone,” the player said.
Each Fantasy 5 play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $105,000.